Summer, sunshine, warm temperatures and finally the opportunity to wear our favorite dresses and skirts! Unfortunately, this often has the unpleasant side effect of sore thighs: If the insides rub against each other when walking and moving, this can lead to painful skin irritation.
This sore spot caused by friction is called “intertrigo”. In colloquial terms, one often speaks of the “skin wolf” or “running a wolf”.
Fortunately, there are a few simple tricks to avoid such sore spots!
Moisture-absorbing powder or deodorant sticks
One way to prevent sore thighs in summer is to apply moisture-absorbing powders, deodorant sticks, or creams to the affected areas. Products like baby powder reduce the moisture created by sweat, helping to reduce friction. Deodorant sticks can also prevent heavy sweating in the affected areas and also form a creamy protective layer.
Friction-reducing cosmetic products and creams
The smoother the skin, the less friction there is: A protective film made of petroleum jelly, lubricant, coconut oil or aloe vera can help. to reduce strong friction and protect the skin from irritations and sore spots.
Make sure to choose a cosmetic product that is specifically designed for sensitive skin to avoid further irritation.
Shapewear as a protective companion
One of the most pleasant solutions to avoid sore thighs in summer is to wear shapewear. You can wear the tight-fitting shape shorts comfortably under your favorite dresses or skirts. ooia shapewear is seamlessly processed so that it neither shows up under clothing nor cuts in uncomfortably. The shorts form an additional layer between the inner thighs and thus protect against direct friction on the inner thighs.
With our ooia Shape Short, we have rethought shapewear and redefined it through a female lens: by women for women*!
The ooia Shape Short made of smooth, seamless and pleasantly soft fabric reduces friction between the thighs, minimizing the risk of skin irritation. It also has a supportive and firming shaping effect for your thighs, stomach and buttocks, thus supporting your curves.